The spill flowed between the hours of 3:15 and 3:47 p.m. and was caused by rags.
To deal with this overflow, the Griffin Water and Wastewater Division is following all Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division requirements in regard to evaluating additional repairs that may be needed. In addition, the Water and Wastewater Division will monitor stream conditions and issue public notices.
The Water and Wastewater Division has a staff of 26 full-time employees who inspect, test and make repairs to the system, which includes 226 miles of sewer lines carrying sewage to four wastewater treatment plants. The staff is trained and certified to address any problems that may lead to sewer overflows. The city has completed sewer rehabilitation phases one through four at this time. The city has cleared, televised and smoke-tested all the sewer lines in the city and has replaced lines and made many repairs.
The Griffin Water and Wastewater Division is asking the public for assistance in reporting any potential sewer overflow or maintenance problems they see in the city, to assure a timely response and the proper assessment and correction from city staff.
For questions, contact the Water and Wastewater Division at 770-229-6603.